[lazarus] building lazarus

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Tue Sep 17 09:51:34 EDT 2002

> Hi,
> I'd like to build the lazarus IDE from a snapshot I
> downloaded, but I get the following error when I do a
> make:
> "You need the GNU utils package to use this Makefile"
> What in heavens name is the GNU utils package.  I
> downloaded the latest fpc 1.0.6 completely, and did a
> full install.  Furthermore, I downloaded and installed
> some GNU file utilities from a freepascal ftp mirror
> site - I assume this is what is meant by "GNU utils
> package".
> Any pointers on what to do next ?  From what I read in
> the mailing list archives, I must be the only one not
> succeeding in doing a make.  The error message is
> frustratingly unclear to me.

The tools are in the makew32.zip package. It checks if it can find 'pwd.exe' in the PATH.
If not then it gives this error. Also all files should be lowercase since the wildcard
match in make is case sensitive.

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